By-products of the recent economic downturn - job losses, floundering businesses and dwindling retirement accounts - no doubt have members of the United States work force fearing for their financial futures. However, there are still a few employment opportunities out there - if you know where to look for them. Coincidentally, Hinesville and the surrounding Liberty County area just may be good starting points.
WASHINGTON - The White House is considering at least two troop withdrawal options as it weighs a new Iraq strategy - one that would preserve President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to get all combat brigades out within 16 months and a second that would stretch it to 23 months, two officials said Friday.
A third, in-between option of 19 months is also being weighed, according to the officials, neither of whom would discuss the sensitive topic without being granted anonymity. One of the officials said the main focus appears to be on the 16-month and 23-month options; 23 months would run ...
BLAINE, Wash. - Iraq War resistor Cliff Cornell, who fled to Canada, is returning to Fort Stewart, Ga., to face a charge of being absent without leave.
His lawyer, James Branum in Lawton, Okla., said Friday that Cornell would turn himself in Tuesday at the Army base near Savannah.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate handed homeowners a mixed bag with two property tax bills that cleared the chamber Friday.
One would double the statewide homestead exemption. The second would fund a state property tax break worth about $200 to $300 per household this year but could scrap the state-funded grants in future fiscal years.
PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar is dedicating a memorial park at its refinery near Savannah in honor of 14 workers killed in a devastating explosion one year ago.
Employees and family members of those killed in the explosion and fire are gathering at the site Saturday to mark the anniversary of the deadly blast that tore through the plant on Feb. 7, 2008.
The New Brew Coffee Shop recently opened in Flemington and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a
Supporting growth in Liberty County, Claude Dryden, Chamber of Commerce members, county officials, LCPC members, engineers, attorneys and friends
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting dinner and Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Jan. 12 and 13 gave attendees the opportunity to hear from national political experts and state leaders.
Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:
This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will offer "Gran Torino" (R at 4:30, 7:20, 10) "The Unborn" (PG-13 at 5:30 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10 p.m.) "Taken" (PG-13 at 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m.); "Inkheart" (PG-13 at 4:05 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.); "Notorious" (PG-13 at 4:05 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:55 p.m.); "New in Town" (PG at 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:20 p.m.); "The Uninvited" (PG-13 at 4:30 p.m., 7:15 ...
Jan. 20 will forever be etched in history. So Joseph Martin Elementary School Principal Sue Tolley and staff wanted to make sure their students would have memories of the day when America swore in its first African-American president.
The Liberty County Pre-K Center attracted more than 250 people for its recent Winterfest celebration, despite the cold temperatures.
Victoria Ten Broeck, community manager of the American Cancer Society, recently presented signs to local educators acknowledging local schools' work for cancer awareness. Principals from participating schools received the signs acknowledging contributions to the 2008 Relay for Life campaign. The 2009 Relay for Life will be May 8-9.
Parents, would you like your child to score 50 points higher on the SAT without spending an extra dime?
Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 pm.; science on Tuesday and Thursday, English on Monday and Wednesday, math on Monday and Wednesday, social studies on Monday and Tuesday, and writing on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have questions, call the school at 876-4316.
With nine days remaining until Georgia Southern kicks off its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the team feels ready - as ready as it can be.
Golf benefit planned
Michael De'Jon Owens was born at 8:01 a.m. July 31 to Tyesha Owens of Hinesville.
Chassidy Nikole Lanier was born at 11:20 p.m. Aug. 6 to Chequieta S. Sloan of Hinesville and Jonathan Chase Lanier of Hinesville.
The regional transportation sales-tax referendum failed two years ago across most of Georgia. So it's encouraging to see movement again, in the form of a joint study committee on transportation funding that met Aug. 5 for the first of seven meetings around the state before the legislative session.
Local resident L.G. Mitcham recently approached the Long County Commission about reports that the county might sell water to an adjoining community.
Hinesville Police Department responded to reports of multiple shots fired outside Revolutions Nightclub on E.G. Miles Parkway around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. HPD Chief George Stagmeier confirmed the shootings are still under investigation. He said two men and possible a third male fled the scene. They are being sought in connection with the shootings, which left six vehicles damaged in the nightclub parking lot. No one was reported hurt, he said.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area from noon to 7 p.m.
A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.
Editor, I would like to respond to the Long County audit for the year ending June 30, 2013, which is - needless to say - a joke.
A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.
Euriah Alexaneder Pace was born Aug. 4 to Ericka Pace and Cedrick Powell of Hinesville.
A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill.
Rap! Rap! Rap: "The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let's begin the meeting as we always do - with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance:
A rogue donkey generated buzz this afternoon in Long County when sheriff's office deputies showed up on Lanier Road and attempted to round up the four-legged critter around 1 p.m. They had no luck, though, and the donkey eventually ran off into the woods.